It's been over a year since I've been here! Things have changed a lot! Here's a new #introduction
I'm Brad, 33, he/him (mostly), in the US midwest, working on space science hardware (as far as I can get from the military-industrial complex)
I want to:
- Live in community with friends
- Fully Automated Luxury Gay Space Communism
there is an alternate socialist present in which non-essential workers just get time off during the pandemic, or are incentivized to retrain for essential work to expand critical capacity, but that time off doesn’t force businesses to shutter because rent doesn’t exist. after the pandemic, imagine just going back to work. the restaurant is a little dusty, but with a flick of the switch and a few hours cleaning, you’re serving food like nothing changed.
COVID-19, Capitalist Ghouls
Yo check out this completely ghoulish email my sister got from her boss. (Pastebin for screenreaders: https://pastebin.com/raw/B9dMkU42 )
Today I learned that the twigs and other parts of the pawpaw can be turned into a powerful, broad-spectrum insecticide with low risk of developing insecticide resistance! https://hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/proceedings1993/V2-644.html
Mental Health, Self-realization
It took me a very long time to understand that I was succeeding because I was smart enough to compensate for my executive dysfunction, not that I was smart because I was succeeding with executive dysfunction. That small change helped me become a lot more empathetic to others, and a lot kinder to myself.
Hi friends! Do you have any tips or tricks on learning how to identify trees? It wasn't a skill I was raised with, and I'd like to pick it up as an adult. Aside from a few very obviously distinct trees, I'm hopeless! Slowly learning thanks to a couple of apps, but I'm still not sure how to pick it up systemically. (I live in the Ohio River valley, btw)
Housing, Money, My Own Privilege
Seriously looking into massively leveraging myself financially to obtain some more secure housing for myself and some local comrades. It seems like a really good use of the privilege I have, and hopefully will free up brainspace for other folks, but it sucks to participate in a patently terrible and exclusionary system.
And it's horribly anxiety inducing, given the risk, and given that my risk tolerance is extremely low! 😂 😭
This is actually serious and I wish I had more of a background in chemistry, material science, and metallurgy. The electrocution is easy enough, but I'm running on the fumes of my physical electronics classes for the rest.
electronics, science, space, bad puns, and one day escaping to the one place that hasn't been corrupted by capitalism.
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